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after it apparently lands safely. the air canada crew reported radio problems which drew this response from air traffic controllers. >> that's pretty evident. >> reporter: retired captain ross aimer said he flew into sfo hundreds of times. his explanation for this confusion? >> i'm afraid these fellows were almost clueless. i would look back at these guys' scheduling practice, see if they're dead tired or whatever it is. this is kind of sloppy radio discipline. >> reporter: it's unsettling for air canada passengers like paul childs who are already nervous about flying. >> i just don't want anything to go wrong to be honest with you and i'm going to fly back to toronto next week. so yeah, it's a bit of a worry. >> reporter: air canada released a statement saying their crew tried to communicate with the tower but that their message wasn't received. now they're looking into the details. coming up at 6:30 we'll hear
more from captain aimer who explains sfo's landing system and why it may have added to the confusion for the pilot. >> air traffic control said we're not sure this runway is clear, but the pilot is looking out. he lands the plane safely the everybody is okay. were those passengers ever really in any danger? >> reporter: according to the faa, no. they watched a radar replay it's called and they saw that the flight that had landed just before that air canada jet had cleared the runway, so that means all was clear for flight 781. back to you. >> all right. jackie ward at sfo, thank you. air canada was under investigation back in july for a close call if you'll remember. in that case an air canada pilot almost landed on the adjacent taxiway coming within 50 feet of crashing into two other planes waiting to take off. after that incident the faa changed its requirements for night landings at sfo. the tubbs fire now ranks as the most destructive wildfire
in california history. it tops even the oakland hills fire that killed 25 people. the nounless fire, atlas fire and redwood -- nuns fire, atlas fire and redwood fire also made the list. a $35 billion aid bill was passed. homeowners now face tough decisions, whether to rebuild and let the government take control of the clean-up. kpix5's emily turner spoke to some skeptical homeowners in fountain grove about the next step. emily? >> reporter: the big question is public or private? do you let government agencies haul this out or hire your own company? we know you have a lot of questions. i've heard a lot of people asking those questions and we wanted to answer some of them. here's what we came up with. there is little left of nan cook's house, but what is left will be a lot of work to remove. that's why she and her fountain grove neighbors are opting for
cal oes's help for demo and debris removal. do you have any concerns? >> yeah. we want to know how much they'll remove and if some things seem stable and okay, so we hope they'll stay. >> reporter: like this rock before her husband popped the question. >> before this was anything it was just weeds and everything. so that's special. >> reporter: but special as it may be oes says it has final say on what stays and goes. so homeowners will get a heads up when they're headed their way. >> the homeowner will be called either 48 or 72 hours in advance. so two to three days in advance that the teams will be conducting or starting reoperations on your property on this date. >> reporter: the clean-up is an environmental priority. cal oes says once homeowners turn in their right of entry forms which allows the government on their property, the epa and the contractors it hires will start the cleanup work soon. cal oes told me they know people have a lot of questions, so they aren't pressuring
people to sign those forms without being comfortable. >> take your time. understand the program. understand what you're signing. it's a voluntary program. we want everybody to feel very comfortable. >> reporter: on another note another question we've heard coming out of a lot of the mouths of folks who lost something is how much will it cost? could it potentially cost them something? we are going to be looking at that at 6:00. we talked to a county supervisor about that. we're also waiting on a call back from oes as well. in the meantime if you have any other questions related to the debris removal process, there's a town hall meeting thursday evening aches clock to 8:00 at santa rosa high school. -- at 6:00 to 8:00 at santa rosa high school. we recommend you go there to have your questions answered as well. rowe supervisors taking steps to protect -- santa rosa supervisors taking steps to protect housing while residents rebuild putting a freeze on vacation units hoping they might become rentals to burned
out families. they say they're already seeing abuses. >> it was bad. it's gotten worse and we're already seeing ridiculous craigslist post of people seeking 7, 8, 10, $20,000 a month for housing. >> supervisors are also allowing people to live in rvs while they rebuild and expand the rental of guest and pool houses. a fascinating look at how the wildfires overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, this time lapse video shows the calls that were flooding in over a 28 hour period starting in the evening of october 8th. one lasted hours... as a dispatcher helped a couple dispatchers handled 759 calls, some lasting just a few seconds. one lasted several hours as a dispatcher helped a couple taking refuge from the fire into a swimming pool. against an undocumented immigran a woman a new witness took the stand -- a new witness took the stand today in a murder trial against an undocumented immigrant accused of killing a woman on san francisco's pier 14. veronica de la cruz is here with the latest from court. >> the defendant jose ines
garcia zarate admits to firing the shot on the pier, but his lawyer said it was an accident and his client was handling a hand gun that he found wrapped in a t-shirt under a bench on the pier when it accidentally fired. prosecutors say they will prove that zarate fired the gun on purpose and that he was recklessly pointing it at people on the pier. to pull the trigg 's anne mak >> you're going to hear weeks of testimony and when it's all said and done, there's going to being one baseline question that the jury's going to answer and that is whether or not the defendant intended to pull the trigger. >> kpix5's anne makovec was in court today as a tourist from the east coast testified about what she saw that day more than two years ago. nfaz f the test >> reporter: a witness who described seeing the suspect on pier 14 right before kate steinly was shot described him -- steinle was shot described him as having sort of a jovial demeanor, a smirk on his face laughing at people who walked
past. that is similar to the demeanor that we saw in court. he seemed unfazed by most of the testimony and spent a lot of time looking around the courtroom making eye contact with various people. >> now zarate had been deported five times. he's charged with second degree murder. the maximum sentence is 15 years to life in prison. liz, back to you. turning now to weather, blue october skies across the bay area today, but it's feeling more like summer, 80s in the city, 90s inland and the south bay. it's really hot everywhere. kpix5's maria medina is live for us in santa cruz tonight. >> reporter: if you didn't have air conditioning today in santa cruz, you were in trouble because it was a hot day. it is still hot and as you can see, a lot of people taking advantage. weather is keeping locals busy outside... and attracting tourists... when typi wind dow by this time of year trudy's sub shack is normally closed for business during the week, but not this october. ber we hav shack si >> look at the brilliant sunshine, gorgeous weather
here. this is shopping weather. when the temperature goes over 70 degrees, people go shopping. >> reporter: the stand-up paddle board rental shop is not only open, it's making money. >> we were going to play tennis, but then we saw 90 degrees on the temperature gauge. so we thought well, let's go paddle around on the water and stay cool. >> reporter: the hot weather is keeping locals busy outside and attracting tourists when typically business begins to wind down in the beach town this time of year. dozens hit the wharves, the beach and water on this workday. >> it's a treat, though, because the whole summer we've been waiting for summer weather to come around and here it is. >> reporter: as temperatures soared into the 90s. >> the whole of october has been warm. i think this has been the hottest october we have had since i opened the shack here six years ago. >> reporter: if you're wondering about the surf report, it's about 3 to 5 feet in some parts of santa cruz and that's what we've seen, but here we are at 5:00 and it is still super hot out here, feels a lot like summer.
>> that ice cream looks so good! all right, maria, thank you. chief meteorologist paul deanno has a closer look at these numbers for us. >> it's hotter than summer at the beach because in the summertime you get the onshore flow with 60s. in september and october we often get this, where the winds come from the other direction and some of the warmest weather we've seen all day was at the beach, pacifica currently 85, san jose 92, concord 90, 91 santa rosa, 81 degrees in oakland. the hottest readings moss beach in half moon bay 90s, ocean beach 92, capitola 90 and cooler up north, bodega bay 74 degrees. the reason why it's so hot outside everywhere throughout the bay area? wind is coming from the desert from the central valley, not from the coastment it's a northeast wind at 11 -- coast. it's a northeast wind at 11 miles per hour in pleasanton wind and offshore wind in napa at 11 miles per hour. there are changes coming. some folks cool off as much as
15 degrees tomorrow. we'll talk about where and how long the 90s stick around inland coming up in a few minutes. san francisco takes a stand against antibiotics in meat. >> coming up the change would keep customers informed, but some say this is a recipe for disaster. >> and a cyclist brutally attacked in the bike lane, now the search for who launched that assault. s. >> and a seriously unsettling situation, how a snake managed to slither its way onto a packed bus.
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same man a a protester threw several small russian flags at president trump at the capitol today. the same man also threw a russian flag at jared kushner back in july. the president was on his way to lunch about gop senators to discuss tax reform. president trump is also locked in a bitter feud with a couple of republican senators. arizona's jeff flake announced his retirement today. in a floor speech he launched into a criticism of the president while tennessee republican bob corker said trump's legacy will be the debasement of our nation. >> we must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in our executive branch are normal. they are not normal. >> criticism from both flake and corker have prompted tweets from the
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>> reporter: although it was introduced by the supervisor jeff shahee, the ordinance was devised by the by an ocean. it only applies to suppliers like whole foods, trader joe's and costco, not local butchers. this is a premier meat shop since 1954 selling both traditional meat and grass fed antibiotic free meat. >> doesn't surprise me. it's san francisco, right? you know, we're very progressive here. >> reporter: luckily folks seem okay with the additional step, but the arlington-based food marketing institute thinks it's a bad idea saying that the san francisco ordinance adds an entirely unnecessary ill costly and potential -- unnecessarily costly and potentially confusing layer of paperwork to
the issue. they back the fda action to reduce the chance of microbials in meat production. some new video of a cyclist riding in castro valley. take a look. this happened last friday on dublin canyon road. when we slow the video down, you can see a person hanging out of the window of a white car. then that person throws what looks like a tennis ball. here it comes, hits the cyclist. the rider shared this video on a site where cyclists report reckless driving and aggression on the roads. the alameda county sheriff's department said it's now investigating. an arrest has been made in a danville hit and run where two bicyclist were sent to the hospital. it happened saturday afternoon along diablo road. 83-year-old daniel brennan was arrested on three counts of
felony hit and run. the man allegedly hit another cyclist earlier that same day. the neighbors say they've seen too many close calls on the roads. >> something has to be done. we've been asking for safe bicycle lanes starting here going up to mount diablo scenic boulevard. >> he was released after the investigation was completed. his car was impounded. another man driving a tractor was killed when a road gave way near fairfax yesterday. the 37-year-old was working in a volunteer effort to fix part of iron springs road. that's a popular hiking and biking trail near the tomorancho boy scout camp. the man had pulled to the side of the road to let another vehicle pass but then fell 250 feet down that embankment. police are investigating a gas station robbery in san carlos. they're looking for a man who targeted a shell station on el camino real one week ago. he stole $250, some lottery tickets and a pack of cigarettes. on as thanksgiving.
heads up, b.a.r.t. riders. those new sleek railcars could be coming as soon as thanksgiving. over the weekend the new cars passed their safety tests. they're months behind schedule, however, but project officials say any problems they encounter have been solved. "snakes on a plane" and a snake on a bus. no, not the sequel to the snakes on a plane movie. it was a real situation for some bay area bus riders. now as kpix5's len ramirez reports, no one quite knows how a python hitched a ride. long, adolescent n was found by >> he is a little grumpy. >> reporter: he's a cute snake with a funny name. >> his name is rumple snake skin because he is shedding. >> reporter: he's the newest tenant at the humane society. the 2-foot long ball python was found by riders slithering around on a palo alto bus. unlike snakes on a plane, the
vta driver calmly captured him and brought him in. he's now in the caring hands of this exotic animal specialist. >> sometimes a lot of people like to take these guys out to get some uv from the sun and sometimes they slither away. >> reporter: but no one has claimed him. so rumple snakeskin is now up for adoption. >> of as you can see from our shot, -- as you can see from our shot, he's very friendly and docile and would make a great pet, but for the right kind of owner. >> they need lighting and heat. they also need humidity. so anything they need we have to provide them. >> reporter: that includes meals, a mouse every two weeks. >> dead prey. you never feed live. it's very harmful for them depending if they don't want to eat it. >> reporter: they say he has about a foot of growing to do, so he won't take up much space, a snake found riding a bus now looking for a home. in burlingame, len ramirez,
kpix5. 95 at the beach, what's going on? i'll explain and talk about when we head back to actually cooler than normal. that's coming up. >> and coming up at 6:00 tonight an expensive tunnel could make or break california's bullet train, the new concerns about the first bay area leg of the project. >> but first the markets closed up again today. here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street.
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if you're visiting from out of town, i apologize and this is why. because when you came here in june, it was freezing and the fog was blowing and then you come here in october with all your coats on from the east coast and it's 85 degrees outside. >> if you expected hot cocoa weather, not today. >> there's somebody that works at a different office sales force who did that. they came in june with the
shorts. they came back in october with the sweater. >> didn't work. >> 0-2. come back in december. >> take a big suitcase. >> you got to pack for everything around here because we can be chilly in october, just not this week. here's a look at temperatures outside. it's 85 in san francisco. it's 92 in san jose. so forget about the microclimates when the winds come from the opposite direction. we don't have them. concord 90, oakland 92, santa rosa 91 degrees. overnight another mild one, napa dropping to 56, san jose 56, redwood city 57, oakland 60. won't be as breezy overnight and tomorrow, but the wind direction is still coming offshore northeast to southwest. it is limiting the ocean influence and actually the coastline is the last spot that gets that heating effect of the air as it sinks over the coast range. even tomorrow as we get an afternoon sea breeze, we likely will see afternoon highs at the beach in the 70s, not as hot as
today but well above average. the ridge of high pressure was to our north and west yesterday. by tomorrow it will be off to our north and east. as it moves, the wind direction will gradually change. we will reacquire that onshore flow and temperatures will fall, but we'll be hot again tomorrow, hot again thursday, just not as hot. it will be the weekend before we see some significant cooling when that ridge moves all the way off the southern california coastline allowing a stronger onshore flow. temperatures are back to normal this weekend. for some of you they will be below average by next tuesday, which of course, is halloween, trick-or-treat time. not as warm tomorrow, still well above average wednesday and thursday. more significant cooling is likely this weekend. we're back to normal and the early halloween prediction is for dry weather and pleasant temperatures. your highs tomorrow 90s, fairfield, livermore, napa. oakland 83, san jose 89, 80 in san francisco and there's your cooling, pacifica from 89 to 75 degrees, a couple degrees
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he was being treated for a number of illnesses at the sausalito center. this is actually the second sea otter there to be treated and released. >> released back into the bay? >> yes. >> that's where he otter be. cbs evening news is up next. >> reporter: the war within the republican parties, two senators essentially calling the president a liar. >> we'll show you why tai chi is good for your heart. >> and a rising nfl star reveals his unique training methods coming up in just a few seconds on the cbs evening news. >> thank you for watching today at 5:00. ahead at 6:00 it could be a make or break for california's bullet train, the new concerns about the first bay area leg of that project. allen and veronica will have that story in about 30 minutes. >> and we got more sunshine tomorrow. >> sunny, not as hot but still toasty, 80s and 90s once again except right along the
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